NCHHSTP Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Program

2019 INFORMATION FOR INCOMING EIS OFFICERS

Welcome to the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).

Our mission is to save lives, protect people, and reduce health disparities associated with HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB).

Every year, millions of Americans are infected with HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, or TB. Tens of thousands die or experience debilitating complications because of these infections. HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB often share overlapping risk factors and disease interactions and disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities, men who have sex with men, persons who inject drugs, and other vulnerable populations.

EIS officers in NCHHSTP have the opportunity to do impactful work that saves lives, protects people, and reduces health disparities by preventing and controlling these infections domestically and internationally. Our center has a rich tradition of providing exceptional supervision and training of EIS officers and is known for its diversity of epidemiologic, clinical, biological, psychosocial/behavioral, policy, and other public health approaches.

With hundreds of scientists across our center and numerous partners in communities, states, and nations around the world, NCHHSTP offers EIS officers vast opportunities for collaboration. We invite you to explore the exciting opportunities available in our divisions.

NCHHSTP Office of the Director

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, RADM, USPHS

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, RADM, USPHS

Director
(EIS 1995)

Hazel D. Dean, ScD

Hazel D. Dean, ScD, DrPH (Hon) FACE

Deputy Director,
Acting Director for Health Equity

Benedict I. Truman, MD, MPH

Benedict I. Truman, MD, MPH

Associate Director for Science
(EIS 1983)

Alexa Oster, MD

Alexa Oster, MD

EIS Program Co-Lead
(EIS 2007)

Robert Kirkcaldy, MD, MPH

Robert Kirkcaldy, MD, MPH

EIS Program Co-Lead
(EIS 2008)

Ginny Bowen, PhD, MHS

Ginny Bowen, PhD, MHS

EIS Conference Scientific
Program Committee Representative
(EIS 2013)

Donna Benton, BS

Donna Benton, BS

EIS Program Assistant

2019 EIS Positions at NCHHSTP

Division for Adolescent and School Health (DASH)

School-Based Surveillance Branch (one position)
(NCHHSTP-DASH-SBSB-GA-2019-01)
Primary Supervisor: Dr. Heather Clayton (EIS 2010)
Secondary Supervisors: Dr. Richard Lowry (EIS 1990) and Dr. Zewditu Demissie (EIS 2010)

Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP)

Epidemiology Branch (one position)
(NCHHSTP-DHPSE-EB-Georgia-2019-01)
Primary Supervisor: Dr. Kate Buchacz (EIS 2002)
Secondary Supervisors: Dr. Robyn Neblett Fanfair (EIS 2010) and Dr. Jun Li (EIS 2006)

Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP)

Epidemiology and Statistics Branch’s Epidemiology and Research Team (one position)
(NCHHSTP-DSTDP-ESB-Georgia-2019-01)
Primary Supervisor: Dr. Ginny Bowen (EIS 2013)
Secondary Supervisor: Dr. Kristen Kreisel

Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE)

Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak Investigations Branch (one position)
(NCHHSTP-DTE-SEOIB-GA-2019-01)
Primary Supervisor: Becky Stewart (EIS 2015)
Secondary Supervisors: Dr. Julie Self (EIS 2015) and Dr. Adam Langer (EIS 2006)

EIS Officers at NCHHSTP

Nicholas Deputy (DASH EISO 2018; left), Samira Sami (DHAP EISO 2018; center), and Erin Blau (Kentucky EISO 2018; right) participate in an Epi-Aid kick-off meeting in the Cincinnati-metro area, 2018

Nicholas Deputy (DASH EISO 2018; left), Samira Sami (DHAP EISO 2018; center), and Erin Blau (Kentucky EISO 2018; right) participate in an Epi-Aid kick-off meeting in the Cincinnati-metro area, 2018

Samira Sami (DHAP EISO 2018) reviews a case definition with colleagues during an Epi-Aid to understand an increase in new HIV diagnoses in the Cincinnati-metro area, 2018.

Samira Sami (DHAP EISO 2018) reviews a case definition with colleagues during an Epi-Aid to understand an increase in new HIV diagnoses in the Cincinnati-metro area, 2018.

Erin Blau (Kentucky EISO 2018; left), Samira Sami (DHAP EISO 2018; second from left), Nicholas Deputy (DASH EISO 2018; second from right), and Nathan Furukawa (DHAP EISO 2018; right) take a break for ice cream after presenting findings to local partners during an Epi-Aid in the Cincinnati-metro area, 2018

Erin Blau (Kentucky EISO 2018; left), Samira Sami (DHAP EISO 2018; second from left), Nicholas Deputy (DASH EISO 2018; second from right), and Nathan Furukawa (DHAP EISO 2018; right) take a break for ice cream after presenting findings to local partners during an Epi-Aid in the Cincinnati-metro area, 2018

Nathan Furukawa (DHAP EISO 2018) presents findings to local partners during an Epi-Aid in the Cincinnati-metro area, 2018

Nathan Furukawa (DHAP EISO 2018) presents findings to local partners during an Epi-Aid in the Cincinnati-metro area, 2018

Page last reviewed: April 13, 2018